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EXPERT COMMENT: Back pain: four ways to fix bad lockdown posture – by copying astronauts

EXPERT COMMENT: Back pain: four ways to fix bad lockdown posture – by copying astronauts

Press releases   •   Jul 06, 2020 13:15 BST

Lockdown could be bad for you back. Thanks to measures to tackle the coronavirus pandemic, many of us are now working from home. This means you might not be moving around as much, and your home desk setup (and the posture you adopt while working) might not be as good as it should be. These are all things that can lead to back pain.

New approach to cardiac patient care could save almost 20,000 lives and prevent 49,000 hospital admissions

New approach to cardiac patient care could save almost 20,000 lives and prevent 49,000 hospital admissions

Press releases   •   Feb 26, 2020 11:59 GMT

​Experts from Northumbria and Sheffield Hallam Universities will launch a new research project which aims to increase patient uptake of cardiac rehabilitation programmes as part of the NHS long-term plan.

Northumbria professor develops breath collecting device that could change Coronavirus diagnosis around the world

Northumbria professor develops breath collecting device that could change Coronavirus diagnosis around the world

Press releases   •   Feb 18, 2020 16:23 GMT

An innovative breath collecting device developed by academics at Northumbria University, Newcastle, could revolutionise the way we diagnose diseases, such as the newly emerged strain of coronavirus, COVID-19.

Molecule modification could improve reprocessing of spent nuclear fuel

Molecule modification could improve reprocessing of spent nuclear fuel

Press releases   •   Jan 28, 2020 14:15 GMT

The reprocessing of spent nuclear fuel could become safer and more efficient in future after Northumbria University researchers found a way to modify the structure of molecules to remove radioactive materials. The research is published in the influential Chemistry - A European Journal and is described by its editors as being of 'great significance'.

Sick and tired – not just a figure of speech

Sick and tired – not just a figure of speech

Press releases   •   Feb 14, 2017 16:22 GMT

​Large-scale study looks at tiredness and its associations with environment, genes, and mental and physical health.

Leading academic elected President of international professional body

Leading academic elected President of international professional body

Press releases   •   Jan 25, 2017 14:40 GMT

A leading academic at Northumbria University, Newcastle has been appointed President of the Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences.

Experts’ pioneering research examines exercise referral schemes

Experts’ pioneering research examines exercise referral schemes

Press releases   •   Dec 23, 2016 14:40 GMT

​People who have been referred to exercise referral schemes who smoke, are younger* and have more serious and complex health conditions are more likely to drop out before completing the scheme according to pioneering research carried out by Northumbria University, Newcastle.

 Northumbria leads European project to improve patient safety

Northumbria leads European project to improve patient safety

Press releases   •   Dec 20, 2016 16:34 GMT

A Northumbria University-led project to improve patient safety education has been awarded €431,996 in European funding.

Pioneering Northumbria researchers take on People, Pavements and Property

Pioneering Northumbria researchers take on People, Pavements and Property

Press releases   •   Dec 20, 2016 15:08 GMT

Two Northumbria researchers have launched the latest in a series of innovative projects designed to challenge and inform public perceptions of homelessness.

 Thousands could benefit from revolutionary stroke treatment

Thousands could benefit from revolutionary stroke treatment

Press releases   •   Dec 02, 2016 15:07 GMT

Almost 10,000 UK stroke patients a year are missing out on a treatment that can prevent disability following a stroke, according to research led by Northumbria University, Newcastle

TV crew explore Northumbria’s state-of-the-art facilities

TV crew explore Northumbria’s state-of-the-art facilities

Press releases   •   Oct 25, 2016 15:20 BST

Scientists at Northumbria University, Newcastle, are working with Channel 4 on a documentary examining the latest in fitness trends.

Participants needed for University research projects

Participants needed for University research projects

Press releases   •   Sep 20, 2016 14:01 BST

Researchers from Northumbria University are looking for volunteers to take part in studies looking at the effects of a compound found in grapes and red wine which may boost mental functions.

EXPERT COMMENT: Athletes, you’re doing weight training all wrong

EXPERT COMMENT: Athletes, you’re doing weight training all wrong

Press releases   •   Aug 01, 2016 14:36 BST

​Glyn Howatson, Professor of Human & Applied Physiology at Northumbria, along with Angus Hunter, Reader in Exercise Physiology and Lee Hamilton, Lecturer in Sport, Health and Exercise Science at the University of Stirling, writes about weight training for The Conversation.

EXPERT COMMENT: Why do you feel like you’re falling when you go to sleep?

EXPERT COMMENT: Why do you feel like you’re falling when you go to sleep?

Press releases   •   Jul 22, 2016 10:47 BST

Jason Ellis, Professor of Sleep Science and Director of the Northumbria Centre for Sleep Research, writes about hypnic jerks for The Conversation.

COMMENT: Cherry concentrate lowers blood pressure as much as drugs

COMMENT: Cherry concentrate lowers blood pressure as much as drugs

Press releases   •   May 05, 2016 13:44 BST

​Karen Keane, Lecturer in the Department of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation at Northumbria University, discusses the effects of cherry juice on high blood pressure for The Conversation.

High blood pressure lowers significantly after drinking tart Montmorency cherry juice

High blood pressure lowers significantly after drinking tart Montmorency cherry juice

Press releases   •   May 05, 2016 09:36 BST

​Drinking tart Montmorency cherry juice significantly reduces high blood pressure at a level comparable to that achieved by medication, according to new research from Northumbria University, Newcastle.

Northumbria academic helps design ground-breaking mobile game to support early dementia diagnosis

Northumbria academic helps design ground-breaking mobile game to support early dementia diagnosis

Press releases   •   May 04, 2016 10:26 BST

​Sea Hero Quest is an innovative new mobile game specifically designed to create the world’s largest crowd sourced data set to benchmark human spatial navigation.

Herbs that can boost your mood and memory

Herbs that can boost your mood and memory

Press releases   •   Apr 29, 2016 15:36 BST

​The herbs peppermint, chamomile, rosemary and lavender have been proven to have an impact on mood and memory, with significant benefits displayed for older people, according to new research from Northumbria University.

Northumbria University scientists find looking in the mirror makes you stronger

Northumbria University scientists find looking in the mirror makes you stronger

Press releases   •   Apr 19, 2016 12:17 BST

​Experts at Northumbria University, Newcastle are working with Newcastle Clinic to explore how innovative new research on muscular strength in healthy adults could be applied to accelerate recovery from strokes and limb fractures.

 Research shows how online reviews are taking over the consumer marketplace

Research shows how online reviews are taking over the consumer marketplace

Press releases   •   Nov 05, 2015 09:30 GMT

​When it comes to booking a summer holiday or eating out for the first time at a swanky-looking restaurant, online customer reviews are now carrying greater clout than most other marketing communications, according to new research by Northumbria University, Newcastle.